Thursday, June 18, 2009


I just can't stop making these adorable dragonfly bows. I think they are so cute and I think I may even like them better than the butterflies.......Hmmm, maybe I better make some more butterflies and then decide ;) They are very cute don't you think??? Now I just need some more ribbon to make more cute bows :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Garden Party

I decided to do a garden party theme for my daughter's party. Here are some of the pictures from her day. For the decorations I made some balloon flowers and hung them from the ceiling in the living room and dining room. I also decorated with butterflies on the patio door and pendant light above our table.

For the craft we put together these fun little flower pens.

I just wrapped floral tape around the pen and the stem of the silk flower. The girls loved them.
I made these little bug clippies to go in the treat bags for each girl.

I found these fun felt house treat bags at the dollar store and filled them with the goodies. As well each girl took a pinwheel home too.
I finally decided on a ladybug cake, and had a friend help me make up the icing. (I've never done red before) I think it turned out quite cute. The spots are junior mints, the eyes are green gobstoppers, the legs and antennae are black nibs cut in half and I used oreo crumbs over chocolate icing for the head and body to make it black.
One of the girls commented that it was the best birthday party she had ever been to, so I think it was a hit :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Canada Day Bows

I sat down to make some bows to give the girls who are coming to Sadie's party, and needless to say I didn't really get them done. I was distracted by making these. I haven't put them on the alligator clip yet because I didn't have any. I had to go to a friends to get some from her stash. Thanks Heather :) First I made these
And Then I made these to go in my girls hair for the Canada Day festivities. The 'blue ribbon' looking ones happened by total accident, I was going for a flower looking bow and this is what I ended up with. However, I totally think they are cute so it was a good accident. :)
Now I have to actually get the bows done I was going to do. I'm going to attempt some bugs, I'll show you how they turn out when i'm done.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Feelin a Little Patriotic

It's starting to creep up on me. Canada Day, that is. In the small town in which I live, this day is a 'big deal'. We have tons of community stuff going on around that day. I'm not going to bore you with the list of events. My kids favorite though is the parade. I bought a new countryfied (is that even a word?) hat to wear at said parade. I love having a little fun once in a while ;)

I think that I was feeling a little of the patriotic vibe when I made this card. It however is a south of the border vibe slightly based on the colors. Nonetheless, it still made me start to anticipate the coming events.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Flowers on the Brain

It is my oldest daughter's 7th birthday on June 13th. I have decided to go with a garden party theme. Now I'm trying to think of all the details to make it the "perfect" birthday party. Cuz that's what we do right? Go all super mom crazy trying to throw our kids the best birthday's ever.......Or maybe this is just me, hmmm. Anyways, it should be fun and different from princesses, which I think I will just have to die rather than throw another princess party. She's turning 7, she should be over princesses by now right? I sure hope so. I will post some pictures of some of the decorations after the party. In the mean time, I am open to any suggestions you may have regarding the decorations, or games and all that good stuff. ;)
For now I leave you with a flowery card. And I do hope you have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


........This is something that is hard to come by at the moment, LOL. Summer is almost here, it stays lighter much later and it seems the kids will never go to sleep at night. Which makes it harder for me to find time to create. On the flip side it is beautiful outside so if they will play outside "nicely" without tormenting each other too much, I should be able to squeeze some creative time in somewhere. It was by such means that I was able to create this card the other day. I hope you enjoy it and don't have to feel the sorrow of losing someone.

If however you have lost someone dear to you then I hope someone will make you a special card from their heart, to help ease that pain.